|JOB TITLE:||Streetworks Overdose Prevention Team Licensed Practical Nurse|
|REPORTS TO:||Streetworks Overdose Prevention Team Manager|
|HOURS:||22.5 hours per week, the hours of work are between Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 and 2 evening shifts/month from 8:30PM-12:30AM.|
“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”
Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.
“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”
Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients. If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: http://boylestreet.org/who-we-are/mission-and-history/, please consider joining our team.
This position comes with a comprehensive dental, health and drug benefits package, and numerous professional development and training opportunities.
Streetworks is a Harm Reduction, health promotion, primary health care program within the Boyle Street Community Services. Streetworks is currently seeking a nurse to deliver overdose prevention programing. The position will require some evening and weekend work, and will be carried out in a variety of settings.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Front line service provider and community partner
- Deliver formal and informal overdose prevention and naloxone training to clients and service providers
- Responsible for connecting people who use drugs with multiple barriers to community supports and services
- Build relationships and provide services to help people who use drugs to engage and support their individual capacity to take charge of their own lives and health
- Working from a Harm Reduction/Health Promotion framework, the nurse takes into account the physical and social determinants of health to provide basic care and health assessments with follow up care
- Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, community partners, and clients to provide holistic, client centered care
- Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing and current registration in good standing with the provincial licensing body
- Must have current BCLS certification
Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:
- Able to work non-judgmentally with people who may be using substances within a Harm Reduction framework
- Knowledge, experience or willingness to learn of substance use and culture, overdose prevention, sex trade, STIs and blood borne pathogens, and inner city lifestyles
- Public speaking and group facilitation is required
- Knowledge of and experience in community development
- Ability to work in an Indigenous cultural context
- Familiarity with local community resources (e.g. substance use, social services, justice)
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting
- Ability to work in partnership with other organizations
- Flexibility, creativity, enthusiasm and non-judgmental attitude
- Plan and execute evaluation activities
- Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
- Experience working with marginalized communities is an asset
Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.
Please email your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. Please include OD LPN Application in the Subject Line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position.
Closing Date: July 4th, 2018